An all-new Jeep Wrangler is here, and it will sell like hotcakes.
The Wrangler is an automotive icon, so Jeep understandably made sure to keep its looks very similar to the previous-generation model. The slightly more bulbous front grille is more upright and is flanked by headlights that recess into the outer slots like those of the Jeep CJ-7.
The turn signals are on the fenders rather than in the grille, while air breathers on the front wheel wells reduce turbulence. The taillights stretch into the quarter panels, a first for the Wrangler.
Despite those changes, the is instantly recognizable as, well, a Wrangler. The rumors that it would go soft and lose its fold-down windshield and removable doors have been proven incorrect. You can also still choose between a two- or four-door Wranglers in both soft- or hard-top configurations.
The interior is a lot nicer, sprucing up the utilitarian and bland look of the old with the addition of more colors, higher quality materials and craftsmanship, and more tech.
Several engines will be available, including a naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 and — later on — a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder unit and possibly a diesel.
The V6 can be mated to either a manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, with the four-door Wrangler Unlimited (the heaviest model in the lineup) equipped with the manual delivering an EPA-estimated fuel-economy rating of 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined, and 18/23/20 mpg when fitted with the automatic.
That is slightly better fuel economy than the old car’s 16/21/18 with the manual and 16/20/18 with the five-speed automatic.
The 2018 Wrangler will be able to tow 3,500 lbs regardless of which engine is equipped.
So, there you have it – the all-new Jeep Wrangler. Sure, it looks the same, but you can bet that it’s a much better vehicle than its predecessor.
Are you happy with the way it turned out, and would you buy one?
New Jeep Wrangler Gets Over 200 Accessories From Mopar
With the all-new Jeep Wrangler now finally here, Jeep has announced that the rugged ute will be receive over 200 Mopar accessories starting in early 2018.
According to Mopar — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ parts, service and customer care organization — 98 percent of Jeep Wrangler vehicles are outfitted with at least one Mopar product. The long list of accessories includes a Jeep Performance Parts snorkel, a roof rack, 2-inch round steel tube doors, a front “Stubby” bumper, a 2-inch lift kit, and LED off-road lights, and a stowable tailgate table with a beverage holder.
Interior accessory options include new Mopar grab handles for increased grip, redesigned Mopar Roadside Assistance and First Aid kits, and Molle bags on the rear seatbacks for extra storage.
The redesigned, 2018 Jeep Wrangler comes in 2-door and 4-door configurations. It will be available with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder and 3.6L V6, as well as diesel and plug-in hybrid powetrains in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Where To Find The Best Parts For Your Jeep Wrangler
You choose to drive a Jeep Wrangler because of its tremendous versatility. Whether flying down an interstate highway, creeping over a rocky hill, or hitting your favorite beach, your Wrangler has the power, performance and capability to get you where you want to go.
Still, you may want to customize your rig to make it even more capable or stand out from other 4X4s. And if Mopar performance parts are not an option for you, following two simple suggestions can help you find the best places to purchase , , , or any other accessories you might need by:
Look For An Online Parts Seller
Finding the perfect aftermarket parts to customize your Jeep Wrangler is easier than ever. In the past, you would have had to visit a brick-and-mortar retailer and choose from one or two options. Nowadays, you can go online, giving you access to a seemingly endless number of customization solutions for your Wrangler. When you are looking for an online parts seller, choose one that has a reputation for speed, customer service, and quality. For example, 4 Wheel Parts sources its inventory from hundreds of the top brands in the Jeep world, giving you a huge selection of parts to upgrade your vehicle.
Rely On The Seller’s Expertise
As you probably know, not every online seller has inventory expertise. When you are ordering Jeep running boards, wheels, or anything else, you want enough information to make an informed purchase. At 4 Wheel Parts, parts experts know inventory inside-out. Whether you need to know a measurement or want complete advice, you get the assistance you need to order with confidence when you choose a seller that has extensive product knowledge.
As a Wrangler driver, you probably want to outfit your Jeep with the best modifications possible. Finding the best parts does not have to be a challenge, though. By following these two easy tips, you can likely find the perfect place for ordering aftermarket parts for your Jeep Wrangler.
Updated 2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets Prettier Face, More Efficient Engines
The latest Jeep Cherokee was introduced with a face only a mother could love, but things are a bit different with the 2019 model year Cherokee.
A mid-cycle refresh gives Jeep’s compact crossover a less polarizing and, thus, controversial front end that ditches the dual headlight setup of before for more traditional headlights. The rear also gets a new taillight design.
Overall, the 2019 Cherokee now looks more like the Jeep Compass and Grand Cherokee, moreso the former.
The updates to the interior are subtler, with the Cherokee receiving a few trim improvements to give it a more upscale look and feel.
Jeep also promises more efficient powertrains.
What do you think about the about Jeep Cherokee’s new face? Did the doctors do a good job?